New shoes and jammy delights on Queen Street

Posted on 18th October 2011 | in Business News , Community , News

Doug Paterson offically opened both shops. From left to right: Ewan Paterson, Florence Angus, Andy Sim, Julia Aston, and Doug Paterson

The Mad Jam Woman

Queen Street shoppers will hardly have missed the major renovations to the old Co-op department store over recent months. But at long last two of the new units are opening their doors.

Pride of Northumbria is the new home of Amble Development Trust’s preserve making and local food distribution enterprise. The Trust’s director, Julia Aston said, “I’d like to thank everyone who helped to bring this project together. The new units are such an improvement  and we are happy that two of them are now open for business. We will be selling our preserves and hampers here and you’ll be able to see the Mad Jam Woman at work!”

Doug and Ewan Paterson with Katherine Bennett and the staff of KB Shoes
Sandy Higson (aka the Mad Jam Woman, pictured above) will be making the preserves in full view of customers who can also browse a range of crafts by local artists.

The second unit is KB Shoes, run by Katherine Bennett of WL Shaw. “We decided to branch out with a little bit more fashion and more affordable footwear.  There are no plans to close the other shop (on Bridge St); we’ll be still providing a fitting service and branded footwear” said Katherine.

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